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Rains wreak havoc across country


Monsoon rains pounded different parts of the country yesterday, throwing life into total disarray. The torrential downpour led to

29 recruited 'illegally'


Depressed anger is prevailing among the officers and employees of Bangla-desh Steel and Enginee-ring Corporation (BSEC) over recruitment of

Sale of savings certificates breaks all records


Sale of savings certificates hits a new record breaking all previous records in the last fiscal year 2016-17. Investors

Be firm against graft


Stressing the importance of stamping out corruption from the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid out a 23-point

Kovind takes oath as Indian President


A former BJP member and an RSS activist Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's 14th President

BB to unveil monetary policy today


Bangladesh Bank's Governor Fazle Kabir is scheduled to announce the new monetary policy for 2017-2018 today aiming to stimulate

E-passport project stuck in red tape


E-Passport Project, which the government had taken as an initiative one year back to make e-passports helpful in identifying

Landslides in Cox’s Bazar kill 4


At least four people were killed and four others injured early yesterday due to landslides triggered by incessant downpour

'13 children's death linked to chemicals on lychee'


Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have caused an outbreak

DCs removed from duty


In a flurry of steps over the harassment of a public servant, the government has stripped two district administration

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Netanyahu wants to expel Al-Jazeera for 'inciting violence'


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from

Office worker kills 3 in central China knife rampage


Police said three people were killed and four injured in a rampage by a knife-wielding man

Denying husbands sex is abuse, Malaysian MP says


A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying

Pakistan village council orders 'revenge rape' of girl


Some 20 people from Multan, Pakistan, have been arrested for ordering the

17 bodies found, Gujarat flood toll rises to 111


With the recovery of 17 more bodies on Wednesday, the deaths in

[WATCH]: How tank crew 'saves 50 people' from deadly suicide bomb


A heroic Egyptian tank crew was credited with saving up

17 of same family found dead in India floods


17 members of the same family were found dead today as floodwaters receded from a village in Gujarat, officials said,

Flooding puts 137m people in India, Bangladesh and China in danger


Khorsheeda Khatun had been left with nothing — then that too was washed away.The 28-year-old fled her home country of

Maldives urged to restore parliament's independence


Outside governments on Wednesday asked the Maldives to restore its legislature's independence,

Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 17


The death toll from the collapse of a four-storey building in the

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People to bring AL back to power


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said people will bring Awami League back to power as

European Commission threatens to limit visa to Europe from BD


European Commission President

WASA not sincere to solve water logging problem


Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Wednesday alleged

Four Nigerians among nine arrested for trafficking


Police have arrested nine people, including four Nigerian nationals, in Dhaka with alleged links

No gas in Mirpur for 4-hr today


Gas supply across a vast area of Mirpur will remain shutdown from

President asks DCs to serve properly grassroots people


President M Abdul Hamid today asked the divisional and deputy commissioners (DCs) to serve

Ashraf for running mobile courts by executive magistrates


Minister for Public Administration Syed Ashraful Islam today expressed his support for running mobile

No more waterlogging next year: LGRD Minister


LGRD Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain has promised that Dhaka residents will not be subjected to “the unusual waterlogging” next monsoon.His

Stop movement of human haulers on highways, Obaidul to DCs


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday asked the deputy commissioners to take steps to stop the plying

NBR crosses revenue target for third straight year


The National Board of Revenue or NBR has

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Discrimination against Muslims on rise in US: Survey


The US is becoming an increasingly Muslim-unfriendly country, a survey released by

Israel removes all security apparatus from holy site after unrest


Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently

'Britain plans bigger role in Asia post Brexit'


Britain plans to play a bigger role in Asia after Brexit, including

LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service


Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his

Argentina sentences 4 judges for dictatorship-era crimes


  Four former federal judges in Argentina have

Prince William leaves pilot job for UK royal duties


Britain's Prince William will retire from the air

Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'


The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the

UK promises no Brexit cliff-edge


Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday of what role European Union

No transgender people will serve in US military: Trump


US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in

US man convicted of murdering Bangladesh-origin cab driver


A US court has sentenced a man to 60 years in jail for murdering a cab driver of Bangladeshi origin

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Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?


Most important, when the president makes the nomination, he demonstrates that the administration cares about civil rights issues and will

Has UK wage inflation peaked yet?


Wage inflation is supposed to pick up once unemployment gets down to a level at which scarcity of labour means

Why the US military can’t succeed in training foreign armies


It was big news last month when 7,000 U.S.-trained and -equipped Afghan security troops failed to defend the northern city

The Nexen-CNOOC deal: How to define ‘net benefit’?


China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has placed a bid

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The other deepwater battleground


China imports most of its oil by sea, and 80 percent of it crosses the Indian Ocean before it passes

Moore Capital Management hedge fund trader Greg Coffey retires at age 41 with $665 million


London-based Greg Coffey also has a portfolio of luxury properties dotted all over the world.Sydney-born and Macquarie University graduated Coffey,

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor


Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most quoted investor

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Reinstate Citycell's spectrum: SC


The Supreme Court has given the

BTRC seeks applications for MNP licence


Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Monday invited applications for the licence to launch the mobile number portability (MNP) service

Beximco's muscle relaxant drug gets US approval


Beximco Pharma's muscle relaxant drug Methocarbamol has been cleared for the United States.The Bangladesh drugmaker said in a statement on

Edible oil sees price hike twice this year


The price of edible oil has been raised twice in the current calendar year, according to traders and the Trading

Power generation possible at lower cost: Nat’l Committee


Unveiling a master plan (2017-41) on power and energy system, the National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas, Mineral Resources and

Employees to lose jobs as Accenture plans to leave BD


Technological service and outsourcing company Accenture is leaving Bangladesh, letting go of 556 employees.The company will fold on Nov 30

Bank of Japan cuts inflation outlook


Japan's central bank has opted to keep its lavish monetary

24-hour operation at Ctg, Benapole ports from August


Bangladesh government had decided to keep its main sea port and land

Hilsa production increases 6,000 mts in Chandpur


Fisheries Department said the production of hilsa has increased 6,000 mts this

ADB clears $526m for PPP projects


The Asian Development Bank or ADB has approved $526 million in loans for Bangladesh to

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Amazon takes on Alibaba in Singapore


Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking

Facebook's mobile ad sales soar


Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business grew by more than 50 percent in

KFC's 'The Whole Chicken' ad. causes worldwide furore


KFC's slogans like 'Finger Lickin' Good' and 'Nobody

IMF downgrades US and UK growth


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and

Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date Set For August 23


It turns out, the recent rumors about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch date were true. While many were predicting an

World oil prices dip


Oil prices dipped on Thursday as producer club OPEC said

G-20 shut Trump out on climate


World powers lined up against US President Donald Trump on climate change,

U.S. fuel economy drops in June


The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in June in the

Microsoft reportedly to cut thousands of job


American software

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Tourists spots in greater Chittagong bustling


Huge tourists from different parts of the country have been gathering in Chittagong and adjoining districts including Cox's Bazar

Port city Eid shopping gains momentum


Eid shopping has gained momentum in the port city as the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of

Indian envoy handed over relief and rescued Mora victims


Indian envoys have handed over relief materials and MORA-victims rescued from the Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh yesterday. The

Akhtaruzzaman Flyover likely to open in June


The construction of Akhtaruzzaman Chowd-hury Flyover from Muradpur to WASA has almost been completed. The flyover, will be opened

Acute load shedding, water crisis make life miserable


Acute load shedding coupled with the scarcity of water amid the continuing intolerable heat wave has made the civic

Mahbubul Alam re-elected CCCI president


Mahabubul Alam has been re-elected as President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCCI on Monday.  Mohammad Nurun

Ship owners reunite at WTCC


After getting divided into factions a few days ago, leaders of ship owners have decided to reunite and work

CCC mayor's mother honored on Mother's Day


Bangabandhu Sangs-kritik Jote, Chittagong District Committee accorded a reception to Fatema Johra, the mother of mayor of Chittagong City

Tobacco cultivation increasing in districts


Tobacco cultivation has spread to five more districts including two hill districts. Sources said, the districts where tobacco cultivation

CCC to renovate UN Park


Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has taken a decision to renovate the swimming pool at United Nation (UN) Park and

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Barisal Bulls owner apologises to Mushfiqur


MA Awwal Chowdhury, an owner of the BPL franchise Barisal Bulls, has apologised for making offensive comments towards Bangladesh Test

Maradona backs use of video referees


Diego Maradona has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in football even though

Spain suspends football president Villar after arrest


One week after his arrest in a corruption probe, Angel Maria Villar's three-decade reign of

All doping tests at Confederations Cup negative - FIFA


There were no positive doping tests at this summer's Confederations Cup in Russia, global soccer body FIFA said on Monday.FIFA

Stuart MacGill settles dispute with Cricket Australia


Cricket Australia has settled a dispute with former

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US


Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But

Sabbir eyes top form


Sabbir Rahman is among the fittest sportsmen in Bangladesh and is revered as the

Bangladesh sweat on fitness of key duo


Recent injuries to star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain put

Ravi Shastri pitches for Sachin Tendulkar as consultant for overseas tours


After weeks of suspense, veteran Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri finally managed to

Arun bowling coach, Bangar assistant coach for India


Following a recommendation from India coach Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun has been named the

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2 sentenced to life term in Laxmipur rape case


A court here on Thursday convicted a man and his daughter-in-law and

4 get life for murder in M'singh


A court here on Wednesday convicted four people and sentenced them to

Three get life-term for killing man in Ctg


A Chittagong court in a verdict today sentenced three persons to life-term imprisonment

500 fish enclosures washed away in Bagerhat


Five hundred fish enclosures in Bagerhat have been washed away as heavy

3 to hang for murder of 4 boys in Habiganj


Three people will die and two more will serve seven years in

India removes entry, exit restrictions on visas


The Indian government has removed entry and exit restrictions on visas issued to Bangladesh nationals.

Freeing Ctg of waterlogging is not an easy task: Mayor


AJM Nasir Uddin had pledged to free Chittagong City of waterlogging during

Two killed in Kushtia 'shootouts’


Two people have been killed in ‘shootouts’ with police in Kushtia.

Police refuse to record rape case for hours


Police have wasted hours before recording a rape case in Kurigram's Chilmari

4 N’ganj factories fined for polluting environment


The Department of Environment (DoE) on Tuesday fined four factories Tk 61.86 lakh for polluting the environment in Narayanganj.As part

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Remembering legendary actor of Bangla cinema ‘Mahanayak’ Uttam Kumar


Uttam Kumar remains the biggest hero of Bengali cinema till date –

Nelson Mandela: A man inspiring to change for a better world to live


 July 18, 1918 is the date of

Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof


The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell


Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding


In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

Why did Trump decide to attack Syria?


Just days before the New Hampshire primary last year, a must-win contest

A Mexican man was cleared of raping a girl because he didn’t enjoy it


For months after he learned in 2015 that his 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped outside a club

1st Japan birth achieved via egg


A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has

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Catch Shah Rukh, Anushka in Abu Dhabi


Calling all Bollywood fans out there! Wanna meet Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma live in Abu Dhabi?The celebrities will

Nat’l Art Exhibition begins Wednesday


The 22nd National Art Exhibition will begin at Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA)

Justin apologises after cancelling World Tour


Justin Bieber has apologised to his fans after cancelling the remaining dates

Shakib, Mahfuz receive ‘Best Actor Award’


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday distributed the National Film Award-2015 among its winners in 25 categories.She handed over the

Tom Cruise's film in legal trouble over plane crash deaths


The producers of Tom Cruise-starrer 'American Made' are being sued by the families of

William and Harry regret last 'rushed' call with Diana


Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken of their regret that their last conversation with their mother was a "desperately

Linkin Park cancel North American tour


Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington.Promoters Live Nation said refunds would

Sunny Leone says daughter Nisha is 'adorable'


Sunny Leone, who recently adopted a baby girl named Nisha from Latur (in Maharashtra), says her almost 2-year-old daughter is

Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'


Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China,

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EC fully independent


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Election Commission (EC) is an independent body and it's working fully independently.

Tk4,200 minimum pay recommended


The draft of a new wage structure has been proposed for workers of tea packaging industry by Minimum Wage

BD-India waterways connectivity delayed


The much awaited waterways for transportation of cargo between Bangladesh and India is delayed for want of dredging the

Russia may be arming Taliban: CNN


The Taliban in Afghanistan may have received weapons from the Russian government, CNN reports. Two videos obtained by CNN

313 narrowly escape fire on Saudia hajj flight


At least 313 passengers were narrowly saved for a little bit, while a fire broke out in a Hajj

First hajj flight lands in Jeddah


The first Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 418 Bangladeshi pilgrims took off from Hazrat Shahjalal Interna-tional

How to dodge HC orders!


English medium schools continue to flout the High Court order. Tuition and other fees have been raised arbitrarily.

'Govt working hard for good governance'


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh will be built in such a way where there will be

Bangladesh-India freight train to boost trade


The planned Bangladesh and India pilot freight train service between Dhaka and Kolkata, will significantly shift the traditional

'It can be met from renewable sources'


The government's target of meeting the energy demand up to 2041 can be fulfilled with different renewable energy sources

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